Your gates will always stand open,
they will never be shut, day or night,
so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—
their kings led in triumphal procession. Isaiah 60:11
Peace will reign in the future of glory for Jerusalem! There will be no need to shut the gates to protect the City because she will have no enemies. The splendor bestowed upon the City by the Lord will turn the enemies to servants. Only those who come to bring glory and honor will show up.
“The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Revelation 21:24-26 NIV
If only we knew what the future brings, we would lie down in peace and rest. We worry about our days, we do not rest at night. We know not who is for us or who is against us.
God in His mercy and grace, has endowed us with His splendor, His Son. He is our Redeemer, our Deliverer, our Defender. His Presence in us makes us safe, gives us hope, opens the way for blessings.
Heavenly Father, You are my Light and my Salvation, You are the stronghold of my life. I do not need to fear or be afraid (Psalm 27:1). I trust in You, Lord! Your Presence in me draws others to You and prepares a way for great blessing. My future in You does not compare to my past and those who once thought ill of me, will seek me out. I praise You God for Your compassion for me!
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Trust! Yes, we are called to Trust Him. As simple as it sounds, I know that in myself it is sometimes difficult to trust. My younger brother once reminded me years ago that it is not the way things look, that we shouldn’t only focus on what we see. That is one of the keys to trust – remembering that we don’t have to physically see what we believe in or what we are looking for. God instills trust in us for all areas of our lives, and reveals the beauty and peace of trusting in Him. ❤